DuBois Realty Group is all in on growth and a partnership with PLACE

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Marnie and Brian DuBois share how they believe PLACE is going to allow them to level up and create a long-term growth plan for themselves and their team.

Auburn, Maine, May 2022 — PLACE, the real estate industry’s only all-inclusive platform delivering intuitive technology and business services to top professionals, announced today that Marnie and Brian DuBois and DuBois Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty are now powered by PLACE. PLACE partners with leading real estate teams, regardless of brokerage, in more than 100 locations across the United States and Canada.

DuBois Realty Group, led by owner Marnie DuBois, is one of the premier real estate teams in Central Southern Maine. In 2021, they closed more than $31 million in volume, delivering the dream of homeownership to 124 families.

Marnie, who has a diverse professional background including marketing, management consulting, and culinary school, became interested in real estate in 2008 when she and Brian decided to sell their home in Massachusetts. “The economy was tanking and we realized that like many young couples, we had bought the house we wanted, not one that was practical for our family,” explained Brian. “We wanted to get back to basics.”

“We chose to be all in and are banking on PLACE to help us achieve our goals.”

The couple found a Realtor and Marnie staged and photographed the home herself. The house sold quickly, leaving Brian and Marnie a short window to find a new place to live. Marnie identified a distressed property in their ideal neighborhood and bought it for about half its market value. “It was a foreclosure sale,” she explained. “I had the bug and immediately got my real estate license.”

When the family moved to Maine, Marnie continued to grow her real estate business and built a successful team. In 2013, after 17 years in the YMCA organization, Brian left his job to join Marnie’s team and the couple has achieved great success together ever since – helping clients buy and sell with knowledge, expertise, and creativity in equal measure. DuBois Realty Group is incredibly active in the community, serving in numerous civic organizations and their “Give Where You Live” philanthropic effort. For every house the team sells, they donate $100 to one of five local charities. Since 2016, they have contributed more than $100,000 to local charities.

“We are at a point where we have a great reputation and a great business,” explained Marnie. “We are at a crossroads of either continuing doing what we are doing or taking a leap of faith and being all in. We chose to be all in and are banking on PLACE to help us achieve our goals.”

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“We see this as a rebirth of our business.”

The two are excited to start a new chapter of their careers and lives with PLACE. “We see this as a rebirth of our business,” explained Brian. “We like to be challenged, we are looking for growth and learning opportunities, as well as a chance of doing something that we both enjoy. Creating something we can someday retire on is also a great motivator.”

For Marnie, the idea of becoming a better leader and bringing more agents into her team is exciting. “The benefits PLACE offers are unheard of in this industry,” she said. “With all the systems available through PLACE, we will have all the resources of a larger team. That will appeal to high achieving agents looking to do great things.” As her team grows, Marnie sees a lot of potential for top performers that join DuBois Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty powered by PLACE.

“We are so pleased to welcome Marnie and Brian to PLACE,” said Chris Suarez, Co-Founder of PLACE. “They have built an outstanding business, achieved great success, and given back to their community along the way. Their bigger vision to help others, support their agents and their clients, and dream big is inspiring.”

“Marnie and Brian are great people and great real estate professionals,” said Ben Kinney, Co-Founder of PLACE. “These two are ready to take their goals to the next level. It’s absolutely thrilling to hear their plans to grow their team, market share, and opportunity through a PLACE partnership.”

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